First Warning Forecast: Tracking a big warm up over the next few days

Posted at 1:07 PM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 15:24:20-05

Tracking a big warm up over the next few days….Get ready for temperatures in the 70s for the rest of the week into part of the weekend.

First, as we move through our Wednesday afternoon, highs will be in the mid and upper 60s under mostly cloudy skies. Some of us might have to dodge a few isolated showers this afternoon and evening.  Tonight, we’ll see mostly cloudy skies with an isolated shower or two. Low temperatures will be in the low 50s.

On Thursday and Friday, high temperatures will soar into the mid 70s. We’ll see partly sunny skies on Thursday. Again, we could see a few isolated showers, especially early in the day. On Friday, we’ll see partly cloudy skies.

By Saturday, all eyes will be on a cold front that will move in from the west.  That front will give way to scattered showers and possibly a few thunderstorms mainly in the afternoon. We’ll watch this system very closely. Highs will be in the mid 70s. Once the front crosses the area on Sunday, highs will cool into the 50s under mostly sunny skies.

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. Isolated Showers Possible (20%). Lows in the low 50s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Thursday: Partly Sunny. Isolated Showers Possible (20%). Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: S 5-10 mph.

Friday: Partly Cloudy and Warm. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: SE 5-10 mph.

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate to High (Juniper, Elm, Alder)

UV Index: Moderate

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: Low

Today in Weather History (NWS Wakefield)

2003 F0 Tornado: Suffolk

2003 Severe Weather Outbreak: East Central, Southeast VA – Wind Damage reported

2008 Freezing rain light snow south central VA and lower MD



Dominic Brown
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